17 electronic game machines, drugs seized in Rusk County, 2 arrested


RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — Rusk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people, seized drugs, a firearm, 17 electronic game machines and gaming paraphernalia from the “Susie Q” amusement arcade on County Road 3291 in Garrison during a search warrant.

On Monday, RCSO executed a search warrant based on allegations of illegal gambling. During the search, they recovered 17 electronic gaming machines, gambling paraphernalia suspected of being associated with running a gambling venue, suspected “crack”, suspected marijuana, cash and gun.

Suzanne Ash
Todd Ash

On Tuesday, Susan Ash, 68, of Garrison, was charged with operating a gambling venue and possession of a gambling device. Todd Ash, 49, of Garrison, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and gambling promotion. Susan and Todd surrendered to Rusk County authorities and were transferred to the Rusk County Jail.

Susan’s bond was $4,000 and Todd’s was $17,000.

Execution of the warrant is the result of an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. The search warrant was issued by Rusk County Court to Judge Chad Dean.


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